The Daily Broadside


Posted on 02/05/2023 5.00 AM

JCM 2/4/2023 3:32:46 PM

Posted by: JCM

JCM 2/5/2023 11:37:50 AM

I gave up my seat on the bus to an old lady.

Next day I lost my job as a bus driver.

Kosh's Shadow 2/5/2023 1:36:23 PM

It turns out the Chinese balloon was just delivering an order of Peking DUCK

Wait until they send Biden the bill.

doppelganglander 2/5/2023 3:43:11 PM

From yesterday:

In #9 JCM said: Homeless camps aren't a danger to the public. Fire breaks out at Seattle encampment under I-5 Data from the Seattle Fire Department shows last year they responded to 1,538 encampment-related fires. In 2021 that number was 1,446. I-5 is super critical in Seattle. A shut down of I-5 gridlocks the other arterials through town.

A few years ago, some homeless people set a fire under a bridge on I-85 that caused a two-mile stretch to collapse onto one of the busiest streets in Atlanta. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt and the bridge was reopened in just 43 days. How long do you think it would take Seattle to do the same?

JCM 2/5/2023 4:29:57 PM

Reply to doppelganglander in 3:

I was thinking of that incident.

A couple years back a semi rolled on SR-99 the only other major North South road way. The truck was blocking the highway. It was right next to a construction site, with an open area. They had available heavy equipment and space to safely shove the semi into the construction yard and clear the highway within 30 minutes.

It took WASH DOT 10 hours to clear the wreck, gridlocking Seattle for the entire day.

They would use an I-5 collapse to "prove" that cars are bad mass transit good. They extend repairs as long as a lynch mob didn't appear.

doppelganglander 2/5/2023 4:40:45 PM

Reply to JCM in 4:

An I-5 collapse is inevitable because it is politically useful.

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